We are receiving an increasing number of queries concerning defects in motor vehicles bought from dealers and this article summarises your rights and possible next legal steps in these circumstances. If you approach the dealer and he/she refuses to act in accordance with the CPA by repairing the vehicle or refunding you (depending on what you requested), you will need to submit a complaint against the dealer at the Motor Vehicle Ombudsman (“MIOSA”) in terms of section 82(6) of the CPA.
Employers are advised to seek professional legal advice in ensuring that their contracts of employment and/or service agreements are clear and distinguishable from one another and clearly defines an employer/employee relationship or an independent contractor relationship.
The current position in our law is, accordingly, that where an employee is suspended for precautionary reasons (i.e. in that the employer was concerned that the employee’s continued presence in the workplace would provide him/her with the opportunity to interfere with potential witnesses and/or to destroy pertinent evidence) the employer is under no obligation to afford the employee a pre-suspension hearing before affecting the suspension.
A recent Constitutional Court (“CC”) judgment has allowed employers to breathe a collective sigh of relief in the comfort that they cannot be threatened with unfair dismissal proceedings where an employee has unreasonably rejected an [...]
An employer having a social media policy should not restrict employees from using social media but rather be a tool to equip employees on how to use social media in the most beneficial manner and to ensure that anything that is said on social media platforms, whether or not it is about the employer and even if it is after office hours – does not bring the employer into disrepute.
As most of us are aware, The Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (the Act) was signed into law on 26 November 2013 and we have written numerous articles on the topic in the last few years while waiting for the Act to become fully operational. Certain sections of the Act have been implemented incrementally since April 2014, but it has mostly been a paper tiger.
So you can afford the purchase price but what about the hidden costs such as VAT and transfer duty? When determining whether you can afford the purchase price ascertain whether the sale will be subject [...]
In the financial planning world, it is often said that the best time to start saving is 10 years ago. The same can perhaps be said for when the best time is to draw up [...]